Healthy Holiday Eating Tips – “To navigate the party landmines with your healthy diet intact, you need a strategy. Experts agree: Having a plan in place will help you handle night after night of eating and drinking.”
Healthy Holiday Eating Tips:
Top 10 Tips From The Experts
WebMD Asked Experts For Their Top Healthy Holiday Eating Tips
… Here They Are!
It’s that time of year again! The Holiday Season is, for many, the most joyful time of the year. However, if you’re trying to maintain a program of healthy eating, this wonderful season can become a bit stressful to say the least.
Healthy eating during the holidays is not an impossibility. In fact, it’s probably easier than you think. One thing that all the diet experts agree on is that you’ve got to have a plan. The purpose of this post today is to help you set up that plan so you can enjoy the holidays and still maintain your goals of healthy eating.
The folks over at WebMD asked some real experts on diet and healthy eating for some tips. In this article by Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD, you’ll find 10 tips to healthy eating during the holidays to help you get a handle on things this season.
“Think of your appetite as an expense account, and figure out how much you want to spend on drinks, appetizers, entrees, and dessert,” advises Michelle May, MD, author of Am I Hungry? What to Do When Diets Don’t Work. She suggests giving yourself permission to enjoy your favorite foods — in sensible portions. To help you survive the seasonal parties without packing on the pounds, WebMD consulted diet gurus across the country for their best holiday diet tips. Here are their top 10 recommendations …”
Read More Here: http://www.webmd.com/diet/top-10-holiday-diet-tips-of-all-time
Holiday Health Requires Stress Relief As Well
Remember that eating itself is not the only component of healthy eating. Stress during the holidays can go a long way to ruin your efforts to stay healthy. If you are partaking of some goodies that … well, that maybe you wouldn’t normally indulge in, one of the worst things you can do is to condemn youself, scold yourself, and “bad mouth” yourself. Going through a huge guilt trip can create a lot of stress and make the momentary indulgence more harmful than it needs to be.
REMEMBER THIS: It’s the Holiday season! It happens only once a year. If you usually maintain a healthy eating regimen, it’s OK to give yourself permission to indulge … a bit. Don’t guilt trip yourself into a big stressful overload.
Have fun! Enjoy the Holidays! Be safe and healthy! And we’ll see you next year!